Friday, August 5, 2011

The Amped Up Pony

After what seemed like the longest, hottest & driest summer, we are finally starting to get our fair share of rain here in NY.  Having naturally curly hair, the humidity presents a significant challenge for me.  So when we're expecting a day full of wet weather, a ponytail is my hairstyle of choice.  This is my new favorite way to wear mine because it is a little edgier & slightly more glamorous.  Some examples:

How to try it:
1) Tease your hair back at the crown (even if you have bangs, this will work).  Smooth out the top over the teased portion.

2) Pull all your hair back into a high ponytail.  You want it to be slicked fairly tight on the sides, but keep the volume at the top.

3) Secure with a clear elastic or one that is the same color as your hair.  You may need to tug on the top to pull it out more so you get the right amount of height.

4) Spray with a firm hold hairspray. (I also like to grab a small section of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around the base and secure with a bobby pin for a more polished look).



My Dressy Ways said...

You picked some gorgeous ladies for this post! My favorites! Especially Kate and Jessica. Kate is always SO flawless looking, whether she's glammed up or dressed down. I love this glammed up ponytail look but I have so many baby hairs that this would be impossible for me! I add a headband to keep everything back. :)

woreout said...

This is the perfect going out hairstyle for "dirty" hair. My hair is much easier to work with if I go a day or two without washing it. Love the idea of wrapping hair around the ponytail to finish it off. I've really been liking how wrapping a bold print scarf around my pony tail looks. It adds a fun 50's sock hop kind of vibe to a more casual look!

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Marusya V said...

I have been wearing pony tail a lot recently. So nice to find out another variation:) Thanks for sharing!

Alysson said...

ooh!!! can I request a video on this too :) My hair is so difficult...doesn't hold anything- and I don't know how to tease it...BUT I love these looks and would love to try them!

Jen said...

i love amped up ponytails!! i'm sporting one right now. it's the perfect summer look. :)

Grace said...

dying to try this... doesn't seem to work on my hair but i'm not going to give up!

xx grace

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Sheila said...

i would looooooooove it if my hair would look this great in a ponytail! great post :)

Audrey Leighton said...

Love this hairdo - simply and elegant.

Thanks for sharing :)


Lynn said...

I love this look, however I am a terrible bump maker! I got it to work though on Friday!!! I figured out the trick - I need "dirty" hair. So now I have a super sassy look to do when I can't hit the shower. And... Jesse told me (I think) 3 times that he really liked my hair that day! *big grin* :)

Anna said...

I really must try to attempt this hairstyle again! I'm the biggest ponytail girl but just a boring style and never seem to get my messy quiff bit right but thanks to your post am willing to give it another try!

Anna xo